1.2 million students drop out of high school every year. 1 in 4 children suffer from anxiety in the US. The fastest growing market for psychotropic use is kindergarten kids.
By 12th grade about half of adolescents have abused an illicit drug at least once. The NSDUH found that 8.7% of Americans aged 12 and older have used illicit drugs.
55% of families in the US are considered dysfunctional. The increase in divorce rates and single parents households has left many children with minimal parent supervision and much needed guided influence. Alcohol and drug abuse, and even sex is a very popular and portrayed subject matter: movies, TV, the Internet, essentially everywhere a kid turns he or she is bombarded with adult content.
Obesity and Poor Nutrition
In 2012 more than 1/3 of children and adolescents were over weight or obese.
80% of school shooters were bullied. It's reported that 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their school.
"160,000 kids per day do not attend school for fear of being bullied."
-U.S. Department Of Justice